updated 1/6/2011 3:15:50 PM ET 2011-01-06T20:15:50

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 2011 International CES -- VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), the company that invented voice over IP (VoIP) and sold over seven million magicJacks®, will demonstrate the new magicJack Plus for the first time tonight. This first-of-its-kind device takes the concept of the magicJack and adds a processor and memory to its own developed system-on-a-chip (with over 14 functions now) to completely leapfrog its competition for months to years to come with the lowest price point. With the magicJack Plus (about the same footprint of a domino) you may use a small Wi-Fi or 4G module to supply high speed wireless Internet access, or plug directly into Ethernet. This means users will be able to use their magicJack Plus wirelessly and without a PC. The magicJack Plus also works like the original magicJack, by simply plugging the device into a PC through the USB plug. Now you can have your cake and eat it too. Simply plug a phone into one side of the magicJack Plus and a small power cord into the other side to make free, high-quality calls.  The magicJack Plus will be demonstrated tonight at the ShowStoppers media event in Las Vegas. VocalTec believes magicJack Plus covers all of your needs for home and traveling phones and anticipates this new invention will end up selling in the tens of millions. Further, with the magicJack Plus you can literally install and make your first call within seconds; ease of use remains at the top of our list as always.

Pricing is expected to be $49.95 for the magicJack Plus, which includes one year of free local and long distance calling and you may choose to have your own phone number. We expect more and more businesses will be using the magicJack Plus, as we enable the user to configure features, including hunting groups, by themselves. Availability of the magicJack Plus is expected within 90 days. Anyone who is fortunate enough to listen to the outstanding voice quality at CES will be shocked using the new magicJack Plus. We believe it is now better than not only your cell phone, but maybe better than your traditional landline too, particularly when using HD Voice. To get a glimpse of the quality, try magicTalk at magicTalk.com. magicJack Plus has hardware echo control and has been fine-tuned to produce exceptional voice quality without interference from a PC.

VocalTec will show and demonstrate the magicJack Plus with 4G, magicTalk over 4G and Wi-Fi, iPhone® app using Wi-Fi and the magicJack Plus using Ethernet or Wi-Fi tonight at the ShowStoppers media event from 6 – 10 p.m. and at a private media party from 8– 11 p.m. in the Wynn Tower Suites (#207) adjacent to the ShowStoppers ballroom. Please stop by our table (C17) at ShowStoppers or contact Kari Hernandez at kari@ink-pr.com for access to the private event where we are giving away over 300 original magicJacks to everyone who visits.

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release, including statements about our products, services, strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, are forward-looking statements.

Many factors could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among other things:  changes to our business resulting from increased competition; any operational or cultural difficulties associated with the integration of the businesses of VocalTec and Ymax; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the merger; unexpected costs, charges or expenses resulting from the merger; the ability of the combined company to achieve the estimated potential synergies or the longer time it may take, and increased costs required, to achieve those synergies; our ability to develop, introduce and market innovative products, services and applications; our customer turnover rate and our customer acceptance rate; changes in general economic, business, political and regulatory conditions; availability and costs associated with operating our network; potential liability resulting from pending or future litigation, or from changes in the laws, regulations or policies; the degree of legal protection afforded to our products; changes in the composition or restructuring of us or our subsidiaries and the successful completion of acquisitions, divestitures and joint venture activities; and the various other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of the Forms 6-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors, among others, could have a material adverse effect upon our business, results of operations and financial condition.

We do not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. iPhone® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

About VocalTec Communications Ltd.

VocalTec Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq:CALL), the inventor of VoIP including the softphone and magicJack, has the goal of becoming the leading international provider of global voice over many platforms. The company has achieved sales of over seven million of the easy-to-use, award-winning magicJacks since the device's launch in 2008, and has the use of over 30 patents, some dating to when VocalTec invented VoIP. It is the largest reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) in the United States in terms of area codes available and certification in number of states, and the network has historically had uptime of over 99.99 percent.

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CONTACT: Kari Hernandez
         Media Relations
         512-228-2835
         vocaltec@ink-pr.com
         
         Andrew Albrecht
         Investor Relations
         561-771-CALL
         ir@vocaltec.com

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